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Andrea Kavanagh

Senior Officer, Southern Ocean Sanctuaries
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Andrea Kavanagh is a Senior Officer for the Southern Ocean Sanctuaries campaign, a project dedicated to conserving the most intact marine ecosystem on the planet. Kavanagh joined Pew in January 2008, as manager of the Marine Aquaculture Campaign and later managed the Antarctic Krill Conservation Project, and the Protecting the Deep Sea Campaign.

For the past 16 years, Kavanagh has worked as a communications specialist and campaign director on a variety of environmental issues, including sustainable seafood, global climate change and national legislation to regulate toxic chemicals.

Before joining Pew, Kavanagh was a campaign director at the National Environmental Trust (NET), where she led the Pure Salmon Campaign, an international coalition of groups dedicated to raising the standards for farm-raised fish. She also led the successful Take a Pass on Chilean Sea Bass campaign, in which more than 1,200 chefs across the country pledged to remove the severely threatened species from their menu, and significant new regulations were established to ensure that only legal Chilean sea bass is sold in the United States.

Kavanagh holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from the University of Vermont.

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February 18, 2010

Virus-Carrying Salmon Will Not Sicken Humans, FDA Says

An article from CNN about the potential health impacts of eating salmon that features a comment from Andrea Kavanagh, manager of the Salmon Aquaculture Reform Campaign. 

May 18, 2009

Pure Salmon Campaign Urges Cermaq to Protect Wild Salmon, Relocate Salmon Farms

Beginning today and running for the next 10 days, members of the Pure Salmon Campaign, an international coalition advocating for higher standards for farm raised salmon, will meet with a variety of Norwegian stakeholders to provide first-hand accounts of the environmental threats linked to salmon farming.

April 23, 2009

Pew Environment Group Calls for a Crackdown on Unapproved Drug Use by Salmon Farms

U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged to expand scope of testing.

February 5, 2009

U.S. FDA Reports Show Unapproved Chemicals Used by Largest Chilean Salmon Farms

The Pew Environment Group urges the FDA to increase, expand tests on imported farmed fish.

January 28, 2009

Pew Environment Group Statement on Council Vote Allowing Aquaculture in Federal Waters

Andrea Kavanagh, manager of the Salmon Aquaculture Reform Campaign at the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s vote on open ocean aquaculture.

April 17, 2008

Statement on U.S. FDA Inspection of Chilean Seafood Facilities

Statement of Andrea Kavanagh, manager, marine aquaculture campaign, Pew Environment Group, on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspecting Chilean seafood facilities.

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